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  • Premier Icon scotroutes
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    4.8″ tyre on a 90mm rim and what looks like a Small frame! Can’t wait to see what the new Specialized tyres are like and hoping they’ll do a 4″ version too.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    they probably didn’t need a stick/assistant out of shot to hold the bike up πŸ™‚

    patriotpro
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    Gis a go! 8)

    Premier Icon cr500dom
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    I really really want one of those πŸ˜€

    qwerty
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    Those fat bikes look just right, they scream fun, if I was looking to buy a bike for just riding along with a stupid grin on my face…

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    When I was a kid that’s how I imagined/wanted my bike to be – sort of like a scrambler with no engine.

    I’d be happy to provide my own engine noises, even now, I think.

    wordnumb
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    New, from the people who brought you handlebars too wide to fit between the trees — Tyres too wide to fit between the trees!!!

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Gosh.

    (from bikeradar, sorry)

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Those tyres are no wider than already seen on the Surly Moonlander (in fact it’s the same tyres on slightly narrower rims). I think the frame size is exacerbating it.

    shermer75
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    Is there a link to the article?

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    What is it?

    Premier Icon woody2000
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    Do you ride it or just bounce it along? πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon on and on
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    much want for this one.

    andyl
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    When I was a kid that’s how I imagined/wanted my bike to be – sort of like a scrambler with no engine.

    I’d be happy to provide my own engine noises, even now, I think

    clothes peg on the frame to hold a bit of cardboard into the spokes. Got to be done πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    Looks pretty nice actually. If it’s competitively priced, it could do very well.

    Interesting if they do produce some tyres like planned.

    30lb including pedals according to that BikeRadar article.

    (image from MTBR)

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    So what are all the nicheyholics going to do now that fatbikes are so mainstream?

    Premier Icon swavis
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    A Krampus πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Northwind wrote:

    So what are all the nicheyholics going to do now that fatbikes are so mainstream?

    Revel in affordable parts!!

    Premier Icon woody2000
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    So what are all the nicheyholics going to do now that fatbikes are so mainstream?

    26″ wheels, normal tyres and sensible gears?

    πŸ˜€

    joolsburger
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    What is it for? I’ve seen them before but where do you ride them beach and snow or all over?

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Everywhere
    Read the review on mtbr

    Where will the stupidity end…

    Northwind Β» So what are all the nicheyholics going to do now that fatbikes are so mainstream?

    πŸ˜€ I asked the very same when a version of this was first spotted under the posterior of Mr Overend.

    Now, when Giant and Trek have also jumped on the bandwagon, there’ll be an exodus to the next big thing!

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    the next big thing

    I think the next big thing will be small.

    People will (re)discover that light bikes with relatively short travel and light, narrow, tyres are more fun on the stuff they ride most of the time.

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    I rode a fat bike yesterday for the first time (a Surley) and it really was a lot of fun. Very good for storming through the middle of mud / rough stuff etc while the rest of us minced around the sides.

    People will (re)discover that light bikes with relatively short travel and light, narrow, tyres are more fun on the stuff they ride most of the time.

    Narrow barred, narrow tyred, long stemmed bikes? Perhaps with cantis? And some purple ano? πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    And some purple ano?

    Steady now.

    Premier Icon trout
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    It needs some boffin to come up with variable fatness tyres
    narrow and hard for the long ups and fat-n-soft for the downs

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    Why is that man riding a fatty whilst wearing armor?

    It’s called fashion, daaaaahling. Do try and keep up.

    πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    rocketdog wrote:

    Why is that man riding a fatty whilst wearing armor?

    Exactly! It’s not like he has any chance of falling off!!!

    Dickyboy
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    I rode a fat bike yesterday for the first time (a Surley) and it really was a lot of fun. Very good for storming through the middle of mud / rough stuff etc while the rest of us minced around the sides.

    was that at a summit mtb do by any chance?

    _tom_
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    Looks awful. I always get the impression these kind of bikes would be fun for a few rides then the novelty of riding a tractor would wear off.

    no_eyed_deer
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    OMG. 😯

    That’s the first Specialized I’ve actually felt a carnal stirring for since 1994.

    AND I don’t/didn’t like fatbikes at all.

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    wwaswas – Member

    People will (re)discover that light bikes with relatively short travel and light, narrow, tyres are more fun on the stuff they ride most of the time.

    Pff, I’ve got one of those, it’s much less fun on the stuff I ride most of the time than my 2 big bikes with fat tyres. But when I fancy a dull milemunching xc ride it’s a little bit better at that.

    fisha
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    I like the look of that. I know it says pricing TBD, but anyone hazard a guess at rough ball park figures? Even for a basic entry level?

    Premier Icon dday
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    But will it come in a 29er version?

    I’m going to guess a million pounds. Rigid bike with some fat tyres = licence to print money. Decent rigid bike with normal wheels = Β£500.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    No prices announced yet. I’d guess something Β£1,599 and Β£2,099 for the two models.

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